11:47, Tuesday, 5th January, 2016

Hello grandmaster its good to be talking to you i think you try by all means to invite zimbabwe chess players to the tournament for africa

06:34, Tuesday, 5th January, 2016

The South African Junior Chess Championships got underway at the University of Cape Town yesterday and have attracted more than 2100 kids between the ages of 8 and 20 years old.

The annual SAJCC tournament is one of the largest junior sporting events in the country and it is fantastic to see the number of kids participating from across the country.

From next year, the tournament will be open to players from outside South Africa and it will be fantastic to see teams from neighboring countries participating alongside the best juniors from South Africa!

We wish all participants and teams the best of luck!

15:10, Monday, 4th January, 2016

The Open and Ladies sections of the 2016 Zimbabwe Open concluded yesterday with WFM Lorita Mwango and Godwin Phiri completing a rout for the Zambian contingent at this years event.

Lorita dominate the ladies section and recorded a comfortable win with a score of 7.5/8 ahead of Zimbabwe national teammates Colletta Wakuruwarewa (6.5) and Rhodha Masiyazi (6).

Godwin beat out a strong field which included a number of the players from the masters section to emerge victorious with a score of 6.5/7. He beat Elisha Thabo from Zimbabwe on tie-break despite Elisha recording impressive wins against both Spencer Masango and IM Kelvin Chumfwa.

New-comer Mugove Muririma topped the group on 6/7 to record an impressive place third finish.

KCF Africa would like to congratulate the Zimbabwe Chess team on an outstanding event which ultimately attracted more than 300 players across the 3 main events. Participation numbers are continuing to grow in Zimbabwe and we look forward to the emergence of new players who will no doubt benefit from the high level of competition that was experienced over the last few days.

Final results and standings from the open and ladies sections are available at the links below:

Open Section:

Ladies Section: